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Quality Meat Scotland chairman Jim McLaren was presented with an outstanding achievement award at the annual Scotland Food and Drink Excellence Awards (Thursday June 7th 2018).

Scottish pig producers are benefitting from the usual seasonal increase in prime pig prices. However, despite rising 2.5% over the past month, the current price is still 11 p/kg dwt lower than last year.  


The Crail Food Festival Chefs’ Theatre is gearing up to celebrate the very best of “surf’n’turf” this weekend (June 9 & 10) with support from Quality May Scotland (QMS).


Scotch Beef, Scotch Lamb and Specially Selected Pork are set to take centre stage, along with delicious seafood, at the event.

With forecasters predicting the hottest June on record, Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) is helping high street butchers make the most of barbecue season with the launch of a new guide for their customers.

The new publication, ‘BBQ Ready – A Guide to Summer Eating’, is packed with tantalising recipes using the best Scotch Beef, Scotch Lamb and Specially Selected Pork cuts. It has been issued to Scotch Butchers Club members across the UK and also highlights ideas for cooking outdoors this summer.

An award-winning Edinburgh butchers’ business delighted its customers last week by offering a pound of Scotch Beef mince at 1958 prices, four shillings (20 pence), as part of a series of celebrations this month to mark its 60th anniversary.

To celebrate World Environment Day (June 5th 2018), Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has launched a video which celebrates the Scottish livestock industry’s positive sustainability credentials.

Jim McLaren, chairman of Quality Meat Scotland which promotes the Scotch Beef PGI, Scotch Lamb PGI and Specially Selected Pork brands, said Scottish livestock farmers have a huge amount to be proud of in their role as sustainable food producers.

Chris Cameron from Strone Farm

The changes introduced at Strone Farm during its first year as the Lochaber Monitor Farm Monitor will be highlighted by host farmers Chris and Malcolm Cameron at an open day at Strone Farm near Banavie, Fort William on Wednesday 13 June.

An auctioneer is set to take on a local farmer and an award-winning chef in a culinary showdown at this weekend’s Taste of Grampian.

Aberdeen & Northern Marts auctioneer, Colin Slessor - star of the hit BBC series “The Mart” - has been brushing up on his cooking skills in preparation for two lively cook-offs tomorrow, Saturday 2nd at Thainstone Centre, Inverurie.